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Happy Father’s Day!

I miss my dad often..he comes to my dreams from time to time and we,silently, talk 😢He sacrificed his life for us to migrate to a safe country so that we could have a peaceful life. In the refugee camp, all alone as a kid, I made a promise that I will become a doctor and I would then help the world lol Little did I know back then the storms that were about to come 😉

My most vivid early memories of my father was when I went to his office and played with wires and boards. He was an electrician so he had all kinds of crazy wires in the office. I was fascinated with how these electronics worked but was too timid and polite to mess them up lol So I would just mimic the way in which my dad worked on the wires…

Then one time he came to my school to talk about his job. I think I was six or seven. He was explaining how we turn the power of water in the dams to electricity. I was shy to ask questions but just because it was my father I raised my hand and asked But how is electricity made? He kept repeating the motion of water on the propellers but I wanted to know how it actually went from water to electricity. Today, after ALL these years, I know I was asking about Power Generators, by Faraday Law/Disk but had no idea how to ask it back then. I guess my father answered me after all..

Then the normal life stuff happened and I became involved with all kinds of things, still searching for the meaning of everything. I read the Old Testament, the Bible, the Koran, Hinduism, Buddhism, Krishna Morty, Tesla, Einstein, Quantum Physics, Astrology, Newtons Law, Heisenburg, etc…

And they ALL pointed me back to my question: What is Life? What is Information and Knowledge? And all of what I had read AND researched in the lab pointed me towards the FREQUENCY OF LIFE! They all said the same . They all had the same origin. So who is white? Who is black? Who is brown? I don’t know. But I do know we are all ELECTRICITY and we don’t even really really know what electricity is.

Over the years, I’ve lived a double life. Too insecure to show the whole me at all times. So I would change based on the environment…but all the while ONE thing was constant. And that was my quest to discover Life. Today I know life, in its purest form, is in the electrical parts of our cells. That’s where the knowledge and the wisdom is. That’s the driver.. the invisible frequencies of life!

I have been silently under the radar working on generating electricity but still have long way to go also because I don’t want to get fundings because then they own you. Also I don’t want it to get too big because then they will shut you down. But I have learned a ton about the secrets of frequencies. And every time I do a video I want to share them but end up doing videos on a pressing event instead.

So today, with the power of the Solar Eclipse, I decided to write a little volume to share with anyone interested. In honor of Tesla,I’ll price Tesla’s magic numbers. I don’t anticipate many be interested but those who are can enjoy the ride.

As far as my invention goes, I have long ways to go but I am using the power of the frequencies of the Solar Eclipse to set forth the intention

Did you set any new intentions?

The Bubble of the Tech Worlds

two worldsFor the past 10 years I lived a double life… kind of like Chuck! During daytime, I challenged my way through Silicon Valley, starting as an intern and working my way to management. During nighttime and weekends, I challenged my way through grad school, pursuing my passion in cognitive and neurosciences. Other than the non-existing social/family life, it was a pretty good arrangement. The two lives I had created did not clash, except for creating a bubble. This was a bubble of dissociation between the tech-world and the non-tech-world. I left that life when I graduated a year ago in hopes of pursuing my own passion and then came Covid19.

The lockdown, along with the challenges it brought, forced me to self-educate on different non-tech topics. The sheer amount of discussions on Twitter got me at first and then came that interview that shifted the whole thing… One of the entrepreneurial YouTube channels I had subscribed to, went off script one day and interviewed an activist. It was the first time that my naïve bubble burst and I felt the deep hatred of the non-tech Americans towards the tech industry… I had no idea. I thought I was helping the humanity. I thought I was a good person. But the world called me the evil-tech.

So I had to investigate… As objectively as I could, I started reading, watching, and interacting with everything that was of the perception of an evil-tech nature. For the next 11 days, I probably went through the 4000 human emotions that are currently documented by cognitive scientists. Eyes wide-open, obsessively my arms went numb, holding my phone, reading documents and watching videos day and night. My bubble had burst and my neurons were firing electrical shocks, striving to find balance by making sense of all that conflicting information that had come my way.

Covid19 made me feel like a total new individual. My whole belief system, along with my values had shifted and evolved. I started referring to myself as Nilo BC (before covid) and Nilo AC (after covid)!

You may have known about this world but I did NOT… there was a whole world out there that simply hated those of us who were in tech. To them, our tech CEOs and heroes were the evils. To them, the tech-workers were the enablers of the evils. To them, I was not saving the world, as I thought I was… I was destroying it.

As an example, one of the most recent patents by a giant tech company, created a Tsunami of disturbance among these folks. Curious to find out the reason why, I read throughout the patent and, for the first time, was able to see it through two different lenses:

The tech lens, made me excited out of my mind! The patent was on a cutting-edge cryptocurrency system that was destined to capture brainwaves and body heat during user tasks. As a researcher who proposed, in 2015, how adding additional data inputs in form of human emotions (through brainwaves) had the potential of improving information search systems and artificial neural networks, I was ecstatic to read this patent.

The non-tech lens, on the other hand, made me feel scared and paranoid to my bones! The patent was suggesting sticking micro stuff in my body, to read stuff from my brain cells, for the tech giants to do stuff to my body. It felt evil, intrusive, and the end of the world, as I knew it.

I had seen the disconnect. The non-tech world was terrified of cutting-edge AI and micro technologies, not only because there was a lack of simple communication, but also because there was a deep-rooted fear of perceived violation towards human dignity and rape towards user privacy.

I take no sides. I am officially diagnosed as a lone wolf. I belong to no political, religious, financial, or emotional groups. For now, I am independent. So my only reason to write this article is to help ask ourselves what to make of this.

Are we blindly playing with people’s minds? Are we creating divisions or connections? Are we disconnected from the world such that we no longer feel their fear, we no longer see their pain, we no longer hear their screams? Do we see ourselves as creators or destroyers of this world?

The AI and the micro tech-evolutions are inevitable. But are we blind to the fear of the hardworking non-tech citizens of the world such that, despite our existing user privacy rules, we keep pushing the limit to penetrate further and further into their most private thoughts?

I am wondering whether we should stop to truly deeply think about these questions… more importantly, to stop and have continuous candid conversations. I am not telling. I am asking.

Next eBook: The New Era of Neuro-Oriented Approach

Thanks for all your amazing support. Truly appreciate everyone’s thoughts and feedback.

As we speak, I am working on a second (short) eBook, this time focusing more on potential applications and implications of incorporating neuroscience within non-neuroscience disciplines, such as Robotics, AI, NN, various business, etc.

This eBook also covers another new topic that I would like to introduce here: the (new) neuro-oriented era. When I was doing the Lit Review of my thesis, I stumbled upon something very interesting. Going back a couple of decades, in the field of Information Science, various research approaches (or era if you will) appeared to emerge.

These approaches could be categorized into the 1) System-oriented approach, 2) User-oriented approach, 3) Cognitive-oriented approach, and 4) Emotion-oriented approach.

Interestingly, not much existed within neuroscience related approach within the field of Information Science.

Therefore, in my thesis, I dedicated a section into suggesting/introducing a (follow up) era and Neuro-oriented approach. While there are many amazing scientists and people in the field who are working on these topics, we are still in the infancy of this era… there is much more to be learned and think about.

Please stay tuned for the upcoming (short) eBook.


Neuroscience improving life experiences! Or just for fun 😉

In my previous blog post, I talked briefly about changing/controlling brainwaves and emotions in research labs (e.g. in UX research), how to do it and why you’d want to do that.

In this post, I briefly share about these brainwaves for other purposes, such as changing brainwaves and/or emotions to get to your peak performance, increase the focus level, or simply get to relaxing and/or sleeping modes.

Alpha, beta, and gamma waves are the one you’d want to learn more about. These are just names of categorizing the brainwaves based on frequencies. The label itself has not meaning but the underlying frequencies do! So, don’t get hung up on the categories of brainwaves but learn the underlying characteristics of these…

How to change brainwaves and emotions in your UX research design lab using sensory systems

In lines with my previous blog post regarding emotional research and design, at times you may want to control the lab setting to elicit certain brainwaves and emotions within the participants prior to lab testing. There are many reasons as to why you would want to do this, as you may already know. In the field of Psychology, Neuroscience, etc there are plenty of experimental research design that bess for manipulating emotions before and/or after task tests.

Anyone interested, there are many easy ways to do this. I highly recommend reading about Lang’s IAPS techniques, to start.

Needless to say that consent forms and research ethics regulations ought to be honored prior to running such experimental designs.

This video covers an eagle-eye view and some tips on the topic.